Leahy Low Vision Clinic
Hours of Operation
The Low Vision Clinic sees patients Monday - Friday, with availability varying on a weekly basis. This clinic is by appointment only.
For an appointment, call (570) 941-6112.
After opening in the Fall of 2015, the Low-Vision Clinic is proudly providing free services to uninsured or underinsured residents of Lackawanna County as an extension of the Leahy Center. There is no other low vision specialist in the area, so people served by the Clinic may have previously foregone care due to lack of access to services. The Clinic strives to provide high-quality care in a welcoming, respectful, and compassionate environment with the ultimate goal of maximizing independence for those who might otherwise become dependent without this treatment.
"The point of the low-vision clinic is to find out what's important to the patient and then help them find adaptations that will allow them to continue those activities." - Julie Nastasi
Client EducationClients with visual impairments sometimes experience the most functional limitations when it comes to everyday tasks such as reading, writing, money management, and medication management. One goal of the Low-Vision Clinic is to educate clients on their condition and explain what interventions are available to improve their function and participation in occupations.
- Eye Dominance Testing
- Reading Assessments
- Visual Field Testing
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Scotoma Assessment
Intervention tools include:
- Handheld and Stand Magnifiers
- Preferred retinal locus (PRL) Training
- Typoscopes and Writing Tools
- Dynavision D2
- LuxIQ Light Chooser
- Closed-circuit Televisions (i.e. Prodigi Electronic Magnifier)
- ZoomText with Keyboard